Water Safety Instructor

Water Safety Instructor Training (WSI) American Red Cross - Blended Learning

This course consists of online, classroom, and pool instruction. The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*), and Water Safety Presentations.

To register for the course, everyone must register for the PRE-TEST (3/4)! Upon successfully completing the pre-test skills you'll be transferred into the Full Course for payment.

WSI SKILLS PRE-TEST Prerequisites: Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

1) Swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4:
a. Front Crawl – 25 yards
b. Back Crawl – 25 yards
c. Breaststroke – 25 yards
d. Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards
e. Sidestroke – 25 yards
f. Butterfly – 15 yards
2) Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
3) Tread water for 1 minute Registration Information

WHO SHOULD HAVE WSI? It is encouraged that progressive swim lesson instructors have WSI. Some facilities require WSI or offer increased incentives for the certification. Aquatic directors for Certified NYS Children Camps are required to have a WSI as part of Subpart 7-2.5 if the camp attends swimming facilities.

FOR..................................................................Ages 16 & Up
WHEN..........March 4 (Wednesday) 6:30-7:30 PM PRE-TEST
WHEN......................... March 17-26 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
TIME..................................................................4:30-8:30 pm
WHERE........................Queensbury Elementary School Pool
FEE................................................................................. $350
CLASS SIZE................................... Minimum 6; Maximum 10

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